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Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.
Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

Paese Ristorante Bathurst St. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paeseristorante.com
  • Phone: (416) 631-6585
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Fridays 5:30pm - 11, Saturday 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Christopher Palik
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact directly at 416.631.9226
  • Private Party Facilities: For parties up to 60 guests, Paese's private rooms present an exclusive yet welcoming dining experience. Our highly experienced team will cater to your every need and customize a menu that best suits your specific taste, dietary restrictions and personal preferences. The private dining experiences are ideal for any special occasion, including: Corporate meetings, Wine tasting, Rehearsal dinners, Birthday parties, Anniversaries, Family celebrations, Cocktail parties, Sunday brunch, Breakfast meetings & Luncheons
  • Private Party Contact: Sharon Correia (416) 631-9226 x239

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bathurst and Wilson
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking available one door north of Paese on Delhi Street.
A word from Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.
With regulars referring to Paese as their "kitchen away from home", Paese Ristorante has been serving Italian inspired food made from the finest local ingredients for the past 21 years. Attention to quality of ingredients and healthy alternatives sets Paese apart. Paese Ristorante"s food philosophy, as directed by executive chef Christopher Palik and owner, Tony Loschiavo, is driven by a passion for bringing a modern twist on traditional favorites to North Toronto. Paese also boasts one of the city's most diverse lists of major producing wine regions. Paese also has three sommeliers on staff to assist with creating the perfect marriage of food and wine. Whether you're in the mood for a delicious meal, share a pizza at the bar with a glass wine from the list of 10 glasses, Paese Ristorante's elegantly contemporary environment offers the idyllic backdrop for a truly tempting evening. Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence' from 1997 - 2010 consecutively.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We frequent this restaurant, which always offers great Italian food, excellent and fast service, superb wine. I suggest making reservations, especially for Friday evenings when they are packed."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Throughly enjoyed the Salumi pizza and the daily "really good soup." Food is very fresh and service perfect. Very wine friendly for their list or if you want to bring your own. Highly recommended! Manager Sal is a diamond"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Very pleasant Italian restaurant. Food was delicious. Very professional service and although it was crowed no delays for bringing food. Tried several dishes, as we were party of six and everyone was satisfied, no errors whatsoever."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Very attentive service. Great variety of meal choices and good specials. Every meal at the table was delicious. Always dependable so we go often. Also very well priced."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Liked the menu as usual the food was good and fresh, the waiter was knowledgeable and helpful"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I've been to Paese many times & I've used them to cater before but this isn't the 1st time we've had service issues. It was our wedding anniversary & the place wasn't full at all. The man who seated us was great & said our server would be at our table shortly but nobody came.After about 20 minutes, the same guy apologized and took our order instead and to their credit, didn't charge us for the drinks because of the wait.Our real server brought the food but he wasn't friendly and pretty much grunted at us.He brought a piece of cake on the house & mumbled happy anniversary as he put it down, but when we were done,we never saw him again & couldn't find him to get the bill. We had to get a diff server to bring it to us. A disappointing evng."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Although the food is tasty, it's overpriced for what and where it is and the portions are small. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My friend and I went to this restaurant and enjoy a lot. The ambience and service were excellent. The food was excellent also but the quantity a little small in some case. Waiter was the best and interact with the people. Wonderful and would recommend to my friend for sure."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Black cod perfectly cooked. Tender but with crispy skin."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Always a pleasant dining experience. Consistently good food. Service is very good. Would recommend to, friends."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Paese is about the only high end Italian restaurant in the northwest part of Toronto where you can consistently rely on getting an excellent lunch or dinner, well prepared, tasty, with top notch service and in a quiet environment. I have always had excellent meals there."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Restaurant was out of certain foods listed on menu by 8pm. They were also out of one of the specials by 8pm. Not very impressive!! Food we ordered was so so. Wine list is expensive. Service was good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Paese is a lovely restaurant offering an excellent menu where everyone is easily able to find a delicious meal regardless of dietary restrictions. The staff are knowledgeable, and very energetic and the meal portion sizes were perfect. Thanks for a very nice evening. Cindy S."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great neighbourhood restaurant; we enjoyed good food & good service in an otherwise desolate area of places to eat!. Excellent cocktails and wine list"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "WE enjoyed our meals of fresh, fish, and a perfectly done steak. Several appetizers prolonged the dining experience. The stuffed olives and fried polenta sticks were excellent . Our salads were fresh and creatively prepared and presented.The wine steward chose a memorable wine for us, and the only negative from the entire experience was the fact that the wine is not available at the LCBO..... i guess we will have to come back and have another bottle soon. The noise level was a little high, so i guess we were not the only ones enjoying ourselves that night. I highly recommend Paese, it is our "go to" place whenever we need a break from home cooking. P.S. our servers made us all feel special and welcome."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was my parents birthdays and anniversary, I called in to have desserts ready which they were and were very well received by all. I was called by name when we arrived and it was very nice touch on your part. It has been a while since we have visited the restaurant and we all said that we will be returning shortly."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Celebrate a birthday here; food & wine were really good. Happy to have it in the area"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "good Italian food in an area where there's not much else. Excellent wine list and helpful staff. very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "14 parking spots for a restaurant that can seat 3x that many people. So tip: CAB. Caesar salad had too much dressing and used powered parmesan cheese (compared to grated parm which is almost expected for a nice restaurant). The pizza (roasted red peppers and chicken) was bland, but the dough & sauce were very good. When we took the pizza home we found a chicken bone ON THE PIZZA. Disgusting and scary to say the least. The goat cheese salad on kale was good, but not worth the price tag. Our friend liked the octopus - he ordered a second serving. Sun-Friday you can bring a bottle of wine and there is no corking fee. Not sure if we'll be returning to this restaurant. The food was bland - and pricey considering the quality."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly (quite literally since it was -18C), our coats taken and ushered to our table. Specials that night ALL sounded great and I was astounded by the wine selection! Our bottle was de-canted and just got better as the meal progressed. Service was excellent ... attentive yet not inn-your-face annoying."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Loved Paesa and it really met my expectations when I took my friend there for her birthday. I was looking for nice quiet atmosphere, great food and good wine. The server was very polite and his timing was perfect. We ordered a roasted veggie soup with goat cheese. Good flavor and not heavy. For an appetizer we shared grilled calamari. It was really nice tender not over cooked with olives and spicy peppers. I have had excellent grilled calamari at Baton Rouge and this one was just as nice but with a lighter taste. We ended up splitting a Margarita pizza and it was very nice. My friend is Italian and knows her pizza she really liked this one. We had a bottle of red Montelpuccliano at 85.00 a bottle. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Our server went over and above with service, kindness and attentiveness. Although, I would like to point out that my reservation on line specifically stated that I was lactose intolerant but when I went to order a latte there was no dairy substitute. I don't understand why I even bothered. I can't believe that in this era of food allergy the restaurant doesn't provide alternatives."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Had dinner here on NYE. The food and service were fantastic. Regular menu was used so no exorbitant price cause it was NYE."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "was at Paese on Bathurst , an early evening to enjoy the last night in Toronto. Service, food and wine was perfect for the occassion. When we arrived there were few people this being early evening and we noticed the background music was noticeably loud but within 30min the room was full and one could not hear a note of background music due to the conversations in the room. The food was very good and the wine was amazing. I really dont know how I could have enjoyed the meal better."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We go here often. The food is always good. Service is usually good as well but this time wasn't great. Still a recommended spot."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant with authentic recipes but presented with modern ingredients and delicate tastes. Turkey Bolangese with potatoe cavetelli was wonderful."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Walked in and were not acknowledged. Larger party came in later and were sat before us. We were told to sit right next to door. When we inquired about other tables nearby were told they were all reserved - we reserved as well, you know... when we decided to take our business elsewhere the person who "served" us turned and walked away, not even apologizing or wishing us a good night. We took ourselves and our money to Wildfire on Yonge St. where we were treated nicely and professionally. Folks, stay away from Paese."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Food is always great and the service is impeccable. The meatballs appetizer is terrific as are the scallops and octopus. Every pasta is great, Cavatelli with Turkey Bolognaise is not to be missed, even if you just order it to share with your regular mains. Whole fish is always fresh. Special nod to pizzas-they have it down pat. A real treat is the Scamorza--smoky cheese with a house made veal sausage. This is a wonderful taste. Bravo again, Paese, I will be back"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Are able to accomodate groups 8 at a square table as opposed to a long rectangle which is great. Wine list is good - fact you can bring your own in with no corkage Sunday- Thursday an added bonus."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We have been here many times. The food is always outstanding and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "No matter what you select, the food is prepared individually..always hot and fresh and tasty. The service is impecable and all the wait staff is well-trained and accommodating."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Good Italian food and excellent wines in an area where there is not much around. Staff very friendly & helpful."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Whenever my friends decide to go out - we choose Paese because it is awesome! If we should tell our server that we are celebrating a birthday or special occasion. They always acknowledge this we some delicious dessert.. This is so nice and personal as the world is becoming so impersonal! The guests are always very nice but because this restaurant is small, the noise level is loud at times."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We decided on Paese because we were going out with friends and we wanted good food and an unrushed dining experience. We got both. I highly recommend Paese. We all enjoyed our food and we did not feel rushed at all. We'll be back soon especially on a day other than Saturday when you can bring your own wine and drink it without paying a corkage fee. Great idea!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Wait staff at PAESE are knowledgeable and really good at what they do. I love a corner booth which provides privacy and quiet. The food is diverse, tasty and delicious. Chef Matt is so accommodating - I have a food allergy and he always makes me something unique and safe."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "All aspects of this restaurant are consistently impeccable. Sabine is a great server and Matt the chef is outstanding! All wait personnel are attentive, smiling, welcoming and I love to go there."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Loved the entire meal. Corkage on the first bottle was free so our bill was very reasonable. This was our first time and I can guaranteed that we will be back."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "As always, a perfect experience from start to finish."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Service was great - very engaging staff. Food was delicious and we would definitely go again. Wonderful beet salad The four of us loved the pasta special."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "was celebrated at PAESE with 7 family members. It was an outstanding experience. The square table was perfect for this number of guests, the service and food impeccable and everything about this venue was excellent. Thank you,"
    Dined on 9/12/2013